A.whale, A.Dict. in PSI11.1209.9, Arist.HA489b4, 521b24, 537a31, al., Str.3.2.7, Ael.NA9.50, 16.18, Philostr.VA2.14, Nonn.D.6.298, Babr.39.1, Gal.6.728,737, UP3.12, al., Porph.Abst. 3.20.
II. moth, Nic.Th.760 (Rhodian in this sense acc. to Sch.).—In late codd. (as those of Gal.) freq. written φάλαινα; but cod.Rav. of Ar., and the best codd. of Arist., Str., Babr., Lyc., Nic., Philostr., and Nonn. (the Pap. of A.Dict. is indistinct) have φάλλ-; cf. sq.; the metre requires a long first syll. in Babr., Nic., Nonn., and admits it elsewhere; in Lat. the best spelling is ballaena.